Nature’s Hello

 Nature's Hello flower

Remember THIS CARD from a few days ago?  I've used the same sketch to create the card today – isn't it funny how different two cards can look even when they begin basically the same?!

  • Nature's Hello is one of my favorite hostess-exclusive stamp sets ever!  I love the images, and it coordinates with both the Secret Garden and the Backyard Basics Framelits
  • I've used a fresh, modern color scheme of Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Whisper White.
  • Corner rounding is the name of the game on this card – I used the Envelope Punch Board, my favorite new corner rounder!  Spend just $19.95 to get a two-in-one tool!
  • I punched into the Smokey Slate cardstock background before adhering it to the Whisper White card base.
  • The Bermuda Bay cardstock took a ride through the Big Shot with the Arrow Embossing Folder before I adhered it to the front.
  • I used a strip of Basic Black Designer Series Paper across my card, but you could substitute that with a strip of ribbon or washi tape.
  • I love Stampin' Up!'s Silver Buttons – they lay nice and flat for easy mailing.  I ran a piece of 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon through the center holes and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
  • The main image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Tangerine Tango ink then cut out with a Secret Garden framelit.
  • Three Basic Black Candy Dots create a pretty center for the flower.

Nature's Hello flower closeup

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LAST CALL for the April Stamp Shoppe or Cards & Coffee – either to attend or to receive your kits "By Mail".  Use hostess code JTFSHDYB when checking out to receive April's Stamp Shoppe or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE!  I've posted the cards for April Stamp Shoppe– check them out HERE And here are the Cards & Coffee cards and envelopes.

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Retro Sending Good Thoughts

 Monday sketch #3

This year's Occasions Catalog has had so many fun new products!  And true to form, Stampin' Up! has given us terrific coordination in its products!

  • One of the biggest hits has been the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Make your tag any length you want.  Just cut your cardstock to a smidge less than 2" wide, insert it into the punch tray and punch.
  • Sentiment comes from Perfect Pennants and is the perfect thing to say to someone!  Here I've stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink on the tag, then stamped again on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Tangerine Tango ink, then adhered it with Dimensionals to highlight the word "good".
  • Our color scheme is set with the Retro Fresh Designer PaperBaked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.  I folded down the top 1/2" of the Designer Paper to reveal the other side then tacked it in place using two Candy Dot Brad Bases with So Saffron Candy Dots from the Subtles Dots.
  • The Naturals Chevron Ribbon and Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim look so pretty topping the tag.
  • I used two other punches for this card.  There's a Baked Brown Sugar cardstock Triangle Punch to the left side of the tag, and the Chevron Punch decorates the bottom of the tag with Coastal Cabana cardstock punch-outs.

monday sketch #3 closeup

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Peaceful Petals Thinking of You

embossed petals

This is my favorite card I've made in a long time – do you agree?  I'm loving the color scheme, and it all started because I bought a new bottle of Smoky Slate Embossing Powder that I really wanted to use! 

  • The Calypso Coral 2-1/2" Circle is stamped using a VersaMark Stamp Pad and Peaceful Petals stamp and heat embossed using the Smoky Slate Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.
  • After embossing, I used an Aqua Painter and Tangerine Tango Stamp Pad and painted in some of the flower petals.
  • My new favorite corner rounding tool is part of the Envelope Punch Board.  I corner rounded the Coastal Cabana cardstock then stamped tone-on-tone using the leave image from Peaceful Petals.
  • The Arrow Textured Embossing Folder is such a fun addition to our Big Shot tools.  I used it on the Summer Starfruit cardstock.
  • Three Smoky Slate Candy Dots add accents, along with a Very Vintage Designer Button tied up with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.

embossed petals closeup

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New Stampin’ Up! Rotary Addition

Rotary Cutting card

Look closely at the three strips of cardstock down the left side of the card.  They've all been cut with the brand new Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade used with the Rotary Addition to the Stampin' Trimmer.

  • Color scheme is Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight.
  • I brought back an oldie but goodie stamp set for this card – Embellished Events.  This is a great all-purpose set, with 6 image stamps and 6 sentiments included.
  • Love the arrow paperclip from Cute Clips package, tied up with coordinating ribbons.

Stampin' Up! has put together a video showing how to use all the rotary accessories – please watch!

Here are two of the blade cartridges you can purchase –  Small Scallop Blade (pictured on right) and the Tiny Wave Blade (pictured on left).  I put a quarter in the picture so you could see how fine and delicate the cuts are – so pretty!

rotary cutter blades

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:Rotary Cutting card closeup
Item No. 126889 Stampin' Trimmer $29.95
Item No. 129407 Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition $12.95
Item No. 129410 Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade $3.95
Item No. 12949 Tiny Wave Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade $3.95
Item No. 131984 Embellished Events wood $28.95 OR
Item No. 126497 Embellished Events clear $20.95
Item No. 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 129389 Hung Up Cute Clips $4.95

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